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Red Cardinal Christmas Table -re-posted

Here's another Christmas tablescape.  I am giving a dinner party this Sunday night. I am using Mikasa's Red parchment dinnerware
I thought I would use red, since it's so Traditional.  I am using the Holly birds plates  from Certified International. I got them here, which is  They are less  than Pier 1

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The napkins I found at Pier1.  They also have red and gold ones.  They are $3.99 each.
I am using my Gold Flatware I purchased from Horchow.

You can see the dinner plate from Mikasa...Red Parchment.
I am using a gold beaded placemat.

I even added  small bird cage for the Centerpiece.  I used greenery and red Cardinals.

 The Christmas tree hold the name cards I created on the pc.

         I added 2 Reindeer to the centerpiece

    Close-up of the napkins, ring and flatware.

 I wanted to create an entrance from the Family room into the Dining room.  I used a large swag, all decked out with bronze and gold, added a wreath and gold gauzy fabric on each side.

One of our sconces in the Dining room.   I always like to hang a wreath around them to make them festive.

Even the Wine Butler gets dressed for Christmas.

     A large gold urn sits in a niche in the Dining room.

                         Coffee Station, ready to go.........

I am making mini tastings for dessert. I am using small
glasses for a variety of desserts.  Bread Pudding....Chocolate Mousse....Peanut Butter Parfait.... and Cranberry Trifle.

I just took these pictures before I serve them tonight.

                                      Cranberry Trifle 

      Peanut Butter Parfaits & Banana Cream Parfait
I also made bread pudding with Cinnamon Caramel sauce

            Excuse the raspberries falling over...LOL.

This is a picture of snow on our back patio last year. We typically don't get snow in sunny California.

           A shot down by the pool.  Care to take a dip?

                         A Dessert buffet table 

                            Here's the family.......
I am linking up with Shari for Sunday Favorites.
This post was one of my favorites from last year.

Click on these links below to see more of my Christmas Decorating.

 Copper, Bronze and Gold Glitz

Mantel Glamour  

Christmas Decor

 Let there be more! Christmas Decor

I am joining The Nester for Christmas 2010 Tour Of Homes

I have linked up with Kelly-

  Also linking up with Susan over at Between naps on the porch
and Julia at Hooked on Houses. 
Thanks again for visiting!

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  1. Stunning!
    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~

  2. What a gorgeous table!
    Your home looks stunning!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi, Linda
    Thanks for visiting me on my blog. I decided to go visiting today, too.
    Love your Cardinals. I'm quite partial to those birds. They are so beautiful.
    I'll be coming back often to visit.
    Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Your table is beautiful, you have a lovely, warm and inviting home. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for the kind comment -- I just loved looking at this post. Your DR is stately and elegant, and the table is beautiful. The mini desserts idea is fabulous!


  6. Hi Linda...

    My friend, your home just looks GORGEOUS all dressed up for Christmas! Ohhh my...I didn't think sunny California got snow like that as well. Bet you were sooo surprised. It really was pretty though! Well dear lady, you certainly set a fabulous Christmas table! I think your place settings are gorgeous! The red and gold dinner plates just frame out the pretty cardinal salad plates perfectly! I love red cardinals so your beautiful table is right up my "design alley"! Hehe! I also love how you layered all the different Christmas colored organdy dinner napkins...sooo pretty! And one last thing...your dessert station with all those beautiful and yummy looking desserts is AWESOME! I'm sure that your guests enjoyed their special Christmas dinner immensely! I know...I sure enjoyed getting a peek at all the festive decor!

    Thank you so much for sharing this sweet Christmas post with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, dear lady!

    Warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

    Hope you're having a super Sunday, Linda!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  7. Linda,

    Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog.

    Glad to have you as a new reader and I'll be signing up to follow your blog also.

  8. Hi Linda! I missed this last year so it is new to me :) I have such a thing for birds and especially Cardinals so you know I LOVE those dishes!

    Everything is just SO pretty.

    Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  9. Linda, this holiday table is absolutely stunning!! The dining room is just gorgeous! Love the dessert table, the coffee bar...everything! I noticed your crystal candle holders. My mother-in-law gave me the same ones! I use them often! Love the bling! Your home is just wonderful! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

  10. Your table is absolutely stunning!
    I love all your decorations!
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Beautiful dining room and table setting. I love the redbird plates.Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  12. Beautiful table! Love the cardinal plates.

  13. I missed this post! I love it! For some reason I don't remember it from last year so it's new to me! I love the runners under the placemats that's a neat way to do it! Those Mikasa plates are sharp!
    Love the entrance you created to the other room and I love how decked out the buffet table!
    Merry Christmas Linda!

  14. WOW! Linda. My God, what a terrific home you live in... Precious.

    And girl, do you know how to pull a party. I felt like I landed in a paralel universe.

    Everything so Magical, Soothing, Embracing.

    You are, hands on, one of the most talented Tablescapers, Decorators... I've met so far at Blogger land.~
    Congratulations Dear Lady.

    Wishing you and your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas and may all that shine and colour around the house reflect your generous hearts and your love towards each other.


    P.S. - Thank you for inviting me to your blog. I'm touched to get to know and be inspired by you :love:

  15. Your table is so festive and absolutely stunning, Linda. Your napkins are so pretty and so are the dishes and actually everything else on the table. You have a beautiful home. Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

  16. Oh how beautiful, Linda! I would never, ever, expect anything less from you! You, hubby and the babies look wonderful. I know it would be awesome to be at one of your dinner parties, at your beautiful table. Wishing you and all of your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!


  18. Hi there Linda! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Newest follower here!
    Love, Olga

  19. I know I am late commenting on this post, but I viewed it when you posted (does that count?). This is so festive, but elegant at the same time. I love the cardinals and have used them on my table in the past. Beautiful Dianne


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